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How To: Standardize ordinal number suffixes for street names to use the full word

Summary

The instructions provided describe how to standardize numbered streets to use the full word instead of the default ordinal number when geocoding addresses. For example, instead of using 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, these can be changed to use First, Second, Third, Fourth, etc.

Note:
This article only applies to address locators created prior to version 10.0, which can still be used in version 10.0 and later.

Procedure

Modify us_addr.cls and us_intsc.cls in WordPad to maintain formatting when editing the values. These files are located in the "C:\program files\arcgis\geocode" directory.

  1. Open us_addr.cls in WordPad.
  2. Locate the ordinal numbers to be changed, for example, FIRST.

    Code:
    FIRST 1ST O
    TWENTIETH 20TH O
    SECOND 2ND O
    THIRTIETH 30TH O
    THIRD 3RD O

  3. Change the second column to the full word, if the data is to be standardized as the full word.

    Code:
    FIRST FIRST O
    TWENTIETH 20TH O
    SECOND SECOND O
    THIRTIETH 30TH O
    THIRD THIRD O

  4. Click File > Save when done editing the us_addr.cls file.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 when modifying the us_intsc.cls file.